Category: On-Line Advertising

Twitter Jumps In and Offers Advertiser Guarantees on Delivery

More and more, advertisers want proof that they money that they spend is actually being delivered and viewed. Twitter now offers advertiser guarantees like television, a good move for buyers of media. Twitter has been working closely with Dentsu Aegis Network to develop its first guaranteed ad product, which lets brands order a set amount […]

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Major Advance in Ratings for Local Radio Internet Streams

This is one of the biggest advances in the measurement of online radio audio since radio ratings began over 50 years ago. From Inside Radio: “Buying online radio in local markets is now easier, courtesy of media buying and selling platform STRATA…audiences can be targeted geographically and by demographic, including age and gender…across 278 local […]

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How Much Longer Will Terrestrial Radio Be Around?

Record high stream listening in March led by Pandora and Spotify. More and more, listeners are grabbling what they want, when they want, where they want, and how they want…as opposed to be controlled by mass radio feeding them. Details here. […]

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Why is iHeart Radio not growing? And why is Cumulus down 22%? And CBS? (according to Edison Research)

Clearly, online streaming is not working for terrestrial radio group operators, at least not for iHeart (formerly known as Clear Channel), Cumulus, and CBS. Here is an article from The Infinite Dial, Thoughts on Internet Radio metrics, from Larry Rosin of Edison Research. Click here. Highlights and quotes from the article: So the question is: “Why?” It […]

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PANDORA Has New Competition for Ad Dollars

Just announced from RAIN Daily Digest: “Spotify today announced the launch of a geo-targeted advertising platform for its ad-supported freemium service level. The initial rollout includes the top 15 listening markets. Launch partner Triton Digital provides verification metrics through its Webcast Local Metrics product. We spoke to Spotify ad exec Brian Benedik.” Details here. We are following this […]

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Can You Really Trust the Impressions Advertising That You Are Paying For?

AppNexus, the industry’s uber-exchange…today, as much as 30 to 40% of the total impression volume flowing through AppNexus is impossible to verify. Not necessarily fraud, but not not-fraud. Complete article from Ad Exchanger here. […]

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What is Terrestrial Radio Afraid Of?

According to RAIN NEWS, Nielsen Audio (who recently bought the Arbitron Ratings Company) has already developed the app to deliver streaming radio ratings. “Broadcasters as a group might not be eager to widen the competitve field by introducing integrated metrics that allow ad buyers to agnostically build campaigns on both sides of the fence.” So, […]

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Ever Wonder How Much Fraud There Is In Digital Marketing?

Article from ClickZ: MRC to Issue Guidelines for Non-Human Traffic. Read the article here. […]

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Facebook CTRs Rise 20%, Ad Impressions Soar 41%

From Media Post/Social Media & Marketing Daily, Facebook is perfecting the art of monetization. Read about Facebook’s ad CTR (click-through rate) jumping 160% year-over-year and 20% quarter-over-quarter. Click here. […]

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Rating Council Lifts Lid On ‘Viewability,’ Establishes Common Online Ad Currency

From MediaDaily News, this is a significant advance in what establishes viewable impressions for the purpose of media buying. Read the article here. […]

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